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How to get a face mask in Arizona

Coronavirus is primarily contracted from face-to-face contact with a sickened person through coughs and sneezes.

PHOENIX — The Centers for Disease Control is now recommending people wear face masks in public to combat the spread of coronavirus.

It’s important to note that wearing a mask won’t prevent you from contracting coronavirus, but it will help control the spread if a person is infected. 

Coronavirus is primarily contracted from face-to-face contact with a sickened person through coughs and sneezes.

The best way to prevent getting coronavirus is following the guidelines of Arizona’s stay-at-home order.

Most major retailers are completely sold out of face masks, but here are some tips on how to obtain a personal face mask.

Make your own

It’s relatively simple to make your own face covering for when you need to leave your house for essential activities, such as grocery shopping. Here’s a guide to making one that requires just a few items you may already have.

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Keep track of stores

Online resources like Nowinstock.net, Brickseek.com, and Zoolert.com, keep track of store inventory and can help guide you to online stores that have the items you need and avoid the shops with bare shelves.

Buy local

A few Arizona clothing stores and shops have started to make locally made face masks. Here’s a list:

  • Pomchies is a Phoenix company that is selling “Pom Masks” online.
  • Cana Bliss hemp store in Scottsdale is selling Hemp Masks on their website.
  • Phoenix-based company Ezra Arthur usually makes men’s accessories but is now selling face masks on their site.

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